Schneider and his wife Traci joined the "Brock and Salk" radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle Wednesday morning to promote Ben's Fund in honor of Autism Awareness Month. He also said he's spoken to Sherman about the situation.
Sherman's not infallible in the team's view, either. What would you give up for Sherman? He refused to speak to local media members by season's end.
It was revealed after the 2016 season that Sherman played the second half of the year with an MCL injury in his knee, but it was never listed on the weekly injury report.
"Richard went through a lot past year", Carroll said at the owners meetings in Phoenix, "and most of it self-inflicted".
In other words, trade discussions like this one happen all the time; we just rarely hear about them.
Schneider said the trade talks started at the NFL Scouting Combine. And one of the teams interested in perhaps landing Sherman is none other than the Patriots. "That's on both sides", Schneider said. People find things out and we're not going to lie to each other and we're not going to BS each other. It's going to be all laid out. Nevertheless, he said last week that he'd understand if Seattle wanted to go in a different direction after a season in which Sherman had a few in-game confrontations with both his teammates and coaches. Even though the stuff that Sherman said-the Seahawks shouldn't have passed from the one-yard line, the offensive line's porousness opened Russell Wilson up to injury-was all valid AF, some people think it's not a defensive player's place to openly criticize the team, particularly the side of the team they don't play for.
"There's a lot going on there".
In that scenario, the Saints would get Butler, Sherman would head to New England and the Seahawks would acquire draft picks.
Well, $87.6 million quarterback Russell Wilson, three-time All-Pro safety and team soul Earl Thomas. So the Seahawks would likely be wanting similar compensation for Sherman. In November 2012, the Patriots sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa Bay for Aqib Talib (the Bucs also gave New England a seventh).
Schneider talked a little football as well and addressed the recent headlines surrounding the team's star cornerback.
For Seattle, Sherman has given them more positives than negatives.